‘Bank Robbery in Progress!’- Tyron Woodley Shares First Images of Floyd Mayweather Training Camp

Published 07/02/2021, 2:22 AM EDT


Former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley will fight YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing match on August 28. It will be Woodley’s debut inside the squared ring. Ahead of the fight, ‘The Chosen One’ is training with Floyd Mayweather.

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Fight fans consider Mayweather as the greatest of all time. ‘Money’ recently fought Jake’s brother, Logan Paul in an exhibition bout. He also proposed to help Woodley with his upcoming fight, and ‘T-Wood’ accepted the offer with no hesitation. Now, the former UFC star is training with Mayweather to sharpen his skills.

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“Bank Robbery in progress. Y’all f**ked up! It’s stuck now!! @floydmayweather @gt_the_great_,” wrote Woodley in his recent post. ‘The Chosen One’ has agreed that he is getting the biggest pay-day of his career against ‘The Problem Child’. He has also mentioned that this will be the easiest fight of his career.

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Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley: What to expect?

Unlike any other fighter Paul has fought so far in his career, Woodley is actually an accomplished striker. He possesses legitimate knockout power in his hands. His highlight-reel finishes during his UFC career are a testament to the same.

However, striking in MMA is a lot different from striking in boxing. There are no kicks and elbows involved in the squared ring. Also, it will be interesting to see how effective Woodley’s power will be without the involvement of any grappling.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 30: Tyron Woodley battles Gilbert Burns in a welterweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Paul, on the other hand, has been training in the craft of boxing for a considerable amount of time now. He has some world-class coaches at his disposal too. Hence, it only made sense for Woodley to accept world-class help.

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‘The Chosen One’ has certainly made a brilliant choice by deciding to train with Mayweather. The veteran eye of ‘Money’ might make slight changes to Woodley’s boxing fundamentals. Whether those can be a deciding factor when he faces ‘The Problem Child‘, remains to be seen.

How will training with Floyd Mayweather impact Woodley? Let us know.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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